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Louie’s Hungry Five - October 14, 1931 - Pgm 313

April 22nd, 2017 · Comments

Let’s find out what’s happening with the “little German band” in “Louie’s Hungry Five”.

Louie, Emil and the rest of the band are preparing for their trip to South America.  Louie and Emil get into an argument about their girlfriends.  The secret is out about Louie pretending to his girlfriend that he broke his leg to cover up the auction of their household items for their trip.

You can see a jpeg of the original local announcer's cue sheet for the show here.

Our show was transferred from a set of two original twelve inch laminated shellac Columbia Sound-on-Disc Division transcriptions, matrix numbers 233290 and 233291.

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 312 - October 13, 1931

April 15th, 2017 · Comments

And now, another in our twenty episode run of “Louie’s Hungry Five”, an early 30s radio comedy serial syndicated by WGN-The Tribune Company.

Louie and the group are staying at a hotel, getting ready for their trip to South America.  In program 312, intended for broadcast October 13, 1931, they plan on leaving in a few days, but Emil has been invited to a house warming party by his girlfriend and wants the trip postponed.  You can see a jpeg of the original local announcer’s cue sheet for the program here.

Our mp3 was transferred from two twelve inch Columbia Sound-On-Disc 78 rpm transcriptions, matrix numbers 233288 and 233289.

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 311 - October 12, 1931

April 8th, 2017 · Comments

Let’s drop in again on the “little German band”, with the WGN-Chicago Tribune early syndicated radio serial, “Louie’s Hungry Five”.  You can read my original post about the series for more background and catch up with the episodes so far at this link.

In program 311 of the series, originally heard October 12, 1931, Emil is going to have dinner with his girlfriend and Louie is concerned that she may ask too many questions about why they have moved out of their rented room into a hotel as part of their plan to go to South America.  You can download a jpeg of the original local announcer’s cue sheet for this episode here.

Our mp3 of was transferred direct from a set of two 12” shellac 78 rpm transcriptions recorded and pressed by Columbia’s Sound-On-Disc Division, matrix numbers 233286 and 233287.

 

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 310 - October 10, 1931

April 2nd, 2017 · Comments

We continue our continuous twenty-episode run of “Louie’s Hungry Five”, an early radio serial syndicated by the WGN-Tribune Company.  You can read my original post for more information about the series and catch up on all the episodes here.

Program 310 of the series, originally broadcast October 10, 1931, the “little German band” is staying in a hotel for a couple of days before heading out to South America.  The other guests at the hotel are complaining about their rehearsals.  You can download a jpeg of the original local announcer’s cue sheet for this episode here.

Our mp3 of was transferred direct from a set of two 12” shellac 78 rpm transcriptions recorded and pressed by Columbia’s Sound-On-Disc Division, matrix numbers 233284 and 233285.

 

 

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Louie’s Hungry five - Pgm 309 - October 9, 1931

March 25th, 2017 · Comments

Now another in our continuous run of twenty episodes of “Louie’s Hungry Five”, an early radio serial syndicated by the WGN-Tribune Company of Chicago.  You can find out more about the series in my original post about the program.  If you’re just joining us, you can catch up on all the episodes here.

In program 309, heard October 9, 1931, the group checks into a hotel for a couple of days before they leave for their trip to South America.  You can download a jpeg scan of the original local announcer’s cue sheet for the show here.

The mp3 of this episode was transferred direct from a set of two 12” shellac 78 rpm transcriptions recorded and pressed by Columbia’s Sound-On-Disc Division, matrix numbers 23371 and 23372.

These original discs look unplayed and were an absolute joy to dub, by the way.

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 308, October 8, 1931

March 18th, 2017 · Comments

Here’s another visit with the “little German band”, “Louie’s Hungry Five”, a series of twenty episodes of this early radio serial I’ll be posting on the blog.  There’s more background information on this obscure program in my first post about the series.

We’re almost half-way through the run of shows that I have from the series.  In program 308, broadcast October 8, 1931, the group continues preparing for their trip to South America.  Emil has ripped the telephone out of their room and taken it back to the telephone company.  You can download a jpeg of the original local announcer’s cue sheet for the episode here.

Our show was transferred directly from two twelve-inch shellac 78 rpm transcriptions, pressed by Columbia’s Sound-on-Disc division, matrix numbers 233269 and 233270.

Listen to more “Louie’s Hungry Five” in the blog next week.

 

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Curtis Springer for Acidine - Pgm 5

March 11th, 2017 · Comments

And now the last episode I have in my collection of an obscure early 30s syndicated radio show featuring Curtis H. Springer, the “King of the Quacks”, with his advice on “the facts about life”.  You can read more about Springer in my first post on the series.

In program 5, Springer starts off his commentary talking about old family photographs, leading into his pitch for how fashions can be damaging to health.  The sponsor is Acidine and your announcer is Hal Dean.

Our mp3 was transferred direct from a translucent blue one-sided 16” celluloid Brunswick transcription, matrix number 9153.  The disc was pressed by Flexo, a manufacturer of promotional and radio-related discs made with experimental plastics in the early 1930s.  The series was recorded in Chicago.

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 307, October 7, 1931

March 11th, 2017 · Comments

Now another episode in our twenty-show run of the early radio serial, “Louie’s Hungry Five”, syndicated by WGN and the Tribune Company in Chicago.  You can find out more background on the series in my first post about the show.

Program 307 was originally heard October 7, 1931.  The guys have sold all of their furniture so they can go on their trip to South America and haven’t made arrangements to leave town, so they have to sleep on the floor until their lease runs out.  The group rebels against Louie and get a hotel room.  You can download a jpeg of the original local announcer’s cue sheet for the program here.

Our show was transferred directly from two twelve-inch shellac 78 rpm transcriptions, pressed by Columbia’s Sound-on-Disc division, matrix numbers 233267 and 233268.

 

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Curtis Springer for Acidine - Pgm 4

March 4th, 2017 · Comments

Here’s another episode of an early series from “the King of the Quacks”, Curtis H. Springer.  You can read more about Springer and the series in my original post about the program.

In program 4, Springer answers a letter from a listener who has a spouse that isn’t supportive of their career and his commentary deals with people who “drag their feet” with no “ambition”.  The show is sponsored by Acidine, “nature’s acid reducer”.  The announcer is Hal Deen.  It was probably syndicated in 1934.

The program was transferred directly from an original single-sided translucent blue celluloid Brunswick transcription, matrix number 9152, manufactured by Flexo.  The “whooshing” sounds you hear in the recording are a result of these experimental plastic records distorting over the years.

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Louie’s Hungry Five - Pgm 306 - October 6, 1931

March 4th, 2017 · Comments

We continue our run of twenty episodes of the early radio serial “Louie’s Hungry Five” that looks at the adventures of the “little German Band”.

In program 306, originally broadcast October 6, 1931, the group continues auctioning off their belongings for a trip to South America, with this episode focusing on selling a mirror.  You can read the original announcer's cue sheet for the episode here.

Our file was dubbed directly from two ten inch shellac 78 rpm transcriptions pressed by Columbia’s Sound-On-Disc division, matrix numbers 233265 and 233266.

 

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